The leaves of Lycianthes synanthera (chomte), an edible Guatemalan plant, were analysed for some nutritional and antinutritional factors. Results of this study indicated that chomte leaves are rich sources of Ca, K, Fe, Zn, Cu, ascorbic acid, riboflavin, crude protein, carbohydrates and energy. Chomte leaves had hemagglutinating activity, trypsin inhibiting activity of 43.2 ± 1.0 TIU mg protein−1 and α-amylase inhibiting activity of 3.2 ± 0.9 AIU mg protein−1. A cooking treatment, 15 min boiling, resulted in a considerable decrease in antinutritional factors.

Chemical Composition and Antinutritional Factors of Lycianthes synanthera leaves (chomte)

PICCINELLI, ANNA LISA;RASTRELLI, Luca
2006

Abstract

The leaves of Lycianthes synanthera (chomte), an edible Guatemalan plant, were analysed for some nutritional and antinutritional factors. Results of this study indicated that chomte leaves are rich sources of Ca, K, Fe, Zn, Cu, ascorbic acid, riboflavin, crude protein, carbohydrates and energy. Chomte leaves had hemagglutinating activity, trypsin inhibiting activity of 43.2 ± 1.0 TIU mg protein−1 and α-amylase inhibiting activity of 3.2 ± 0.9 AIU mg protein−1. A cooking treatment, 15 min boiling, resulted in a considerable decrease in antinutritional factors.
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